Masson to Lecture on Hunt Country Book

Kathryn Masson's book Hunt Country Style features several Thoroughbred farms.

From the National Sporting Library

Author Kathryn Masson, a long-time resident of Virginia's hunt country, will lecture about her new book, Hunt Country Style, at the National Sporting Library in Middleburg, Va., May 15 at 7 p.m. EDT. A book signing will follow.

Published by Rizzoli International Publications, Hunt Country Style celebrates the mystique, lifestyle, architecture, and interiors of the renowned hunt country of America. Masson and photographer Paul Rocheleau share a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lifestyles of horse enthusiasts, interior designers, and world travelers who live in some of the most historic and beautiful areas of the country.

Featured are award-winning Thoroughbred breeding farms, National Historic Landmark estates, grand manor houses, cozy stone cottages, and quintessential American homesteads that epitomize American country life in addition to acclaimed country and formal gardens often featured as part of the Virginia Garden Tour.

Twenty residences are profiled in Hunt Country Style and highlight interiors by some of America's most well-known designers.

The hunt country aesthetic evolved from the English country life. Its foundations are set in the preserved open landscape; use of natural building materials such as fieldstone, brick, and weatherboard; and the acknowledged importance of horses.

Admission is free. For information, visit To RSVP, contact Judy Sheehan at 540-687-6542 ext. 10.